About

Ben Greene, Wine & Greene

For nearly twenty years I worked in the London wine trade, selling (and sometimes drinking) the world's best wines. In 2018 I moved to the south Devon countryside and started Wine & Greene, a modern independent wine merchant. We do the old-fashioned job of an independent - finding and championing delicious, authentic wine - but we're a 21st century business.

The placing of a son in a trade or profession is an anxious question with most parents; but I would urge upon all not to make a wine merchant of him T.G. Shaw, wine merchant, 1863
Wine & Greene Totnes sign
A real wine-merchant's role, I have always believed, is to do a thorough sorting-out job ... that is, as to quality, character and value for money.Hugh Johnson, 1990

We sell online to anywhere in the UK, but our home is in the South Devon town of Totnes, where you'll find our shop at the top of the High Street.

We stock a carefully chosen selection of things we love to drink. Our range is an eclectic mix of hard-to-find European classics, undervalued wines from under-the-radar places as well as craft beer from our favourite breweries. We're especially interested in the wines of Greece.

Ben Greene